Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the September general membership meeting has been cancelled. The e-board meeting will be held as scheduled remotely.
Month: August 2020
Negotiations between Local 389 and Solar Turbines began Monday, 8/24. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, negotiations are being conducted virtually. This keeps all parties safe, but creates some challenges as well. These challenges contributed to a slow start, but now that both parties know what to expect, things are moving much more smoothly. Lodge Communicator […]
BATH, Maine, Aug. 23, 2020 – More than 4,300 IAM Local S6 members at Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, have voted 87 percent to ratify a three-year collective bargaining agreement at the Maine shipbuilding company. IAM Local S6 members, who build destroyers for the U.S. Navy, will return to work beginning with third […]
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is an institution even older than our country. The USPS is an independent agency of the federal government, with roots tracing back to 1775. It employs over 600,000 essential workers, including 97,000 veterans, and delivers 48 percent of the world’s mail. Recently, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has been overseeing the […]
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today filed an application for a representation election at the National Mediation Board (NMB) in Washington D.C. The filing comes after approximately a 10-month campaign, spearheaded by over 500 Republic Airways mechanic and related employees across the country, to gain IAM representation. Republic mechanics last year […]
The IAM Local S6 negotiating committee, representing more than 4,300 shipbuilders at Bath Iron Works in Maine, has reached a tentative contract agreement with the company, a General Dynamics subsidiary that builds ships for the U.S. Navy. The agreement keeps existing subcontracting language and protects seniority, the top issues that forced 87 percent of Local […]
More than 4,300 shipbuilders of IAM Local S6 are on strike at Bath Iron Works (BIW), in what is currently the largest strike in the United States. The shipbuilders have been on strike for more than seven weeks to preserve good Maine jobs. Thanks to pressure from the IAM and elected officials, the company has returned […]
The GOP has released the details of their latest COVID-19 relief legislation named the “HEALS Act.” The proposed legislation not only cuts unemployment benefits to the 20 to 30 million Americans who are currently out of work, but falls short in just about every area of concern for working families. CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW 866-829-3298 […]
The vote for Master Machinist apprenticeship committee representative will be Wednesday, September 2, 2020. See the flyer below for your shift’s scheduled vote time and place at Sloar Turbines, Harbor Drive facility. Social distancing requirements and face coverings will be enforced during the vote. Download a copy of the flyer here.